Monthly Archives: June 2010

Last Days for Worlds Apart!

Worlds Apart, a show of science-fiction inspired art, is in its final week at ArtSpace Maynard, 63 Summer Street in Maynard Mass.
Artists Bren Bataclan, Amy Borezo, Lisa Graf, Karen Meninno, Linda Price-Sneddon and me, Carolyn Wirth, let our imaginations roam the galaxy to envision encounters with fuzzy aliens, planets with sentient vegetation, a post-apocalyptic earth, and that biggest, weirdest alien of all–the TV.
Through July 2. Gallery hours 11m-3pm or by appointment.

Woman with Folded Arms at Emerson Umbrella

Concord’s Emerson Umbrella hosts “Big Art,” a show of large (or pretty large) sculpture on its spacious front lawn. My sculpture (seen on the masthead) will be on view until November. EU, an artists’ studio building, performance center, and community gallery, is open 7 days a week on Stow Street, just outside Concord Center.

Brenda Putnam

Brenda Putnam (1890-1975) was best known for her large garden figures, portraits, and bas reliefs but also for  smaller, more intimate work like “Le Luther de Cremone” (1909, shown).  She began her education at the Boston Museum School in 1905, continuing her studies at the Art Students League and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. Putnam went on to become a WPA artist during the Great Depression. She maintained a studio in New York where she taught. Much of her work is now housed in Syracuse University’s Carnegie Library.

Putnam wrote a well-regarded book for beginning sculptors, “The Sculptors Way” in which she advised young artists to ” learn to be poor and keep in good condition.”